Why Sellers Should Undertake Their Own Building Inspection
There is an old age myth that it has always been the buyers option to carry out a building inspection.
You prepare yourself for no surprises. If the inspector comes back with repair work that needs to be done. See if you can get an estimate of how much it would cost for the repairs.
Now you have two choices…you can either get it repaired; and if you do that, make sure you get your inspector back to adjust it in the report… Or you can factor the remedial work into the asking price, so make sure you work in with your listing agent and he is well aware of it.
Secondly, you alleviate stress while the house is on the market and having to deal with different reports from different ‘building inspection’. Buyers may get their own reports done for their own peace of mind and you are never going to prevent that from happening, but if that does happen, then at least you have your own ammunition if you end up not agreeing to some of the demands the potential purchaser puts on you eg over estimating repair work.
It’s always important to have a card up sleeve when it comes to the game of negotiating. You need to be in a strong position if you want to get maximum dollar for your home and a positive and solid report on the condition of your home can mean the difference of thousands of dollars.